Friday, April 21, 2017

the wolves | opening night

Congrats to the cast and crew of THE WOLVES on their fantastic Opening Night last night. Only three more chances to catch this stunning play.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

the wolves | apr. 20-23

This week our apprentices open THE WOLVES, the latest pulitzer prize finalist by Sarah DeLappe.



Stone's Throw Productions proudly presents
THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe

A pack of adolescent girls prepares for battle on the soccer field. As they grapple with everything from pop culture to politics, the girls establish their identities as individuals and as a team. The competition is fierce as the championship looms. Who will come out on top?

Audience Advisory: Strong Language and Mature subject matter. 15+ recommended viewing age.

April 20-22 at 8pm, Sun. April 23 at 2pm
Running Time: 90 mins.
Tickets: $15 in advance or at the door

Directed by Jamie King
Featuring Georgia Beaty, Nikki Bryce, Danielle Klaudt, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Kim Larson, Camille Legg, Paige Louter, Anjela Magpantay, Jalen Saip, and Amanda Sum.

Stage Management by Victoria Snashall, Lighting by Nicole Weismiller, Set/Props by Calvin Baker, Sound by Matthew MacDonald-Bain, Costumes by Hannah May, Photography by Catchall Photography, Videography by Emma Pollard

  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

apr 15 eve | testament set list

ACT ONE

The Nazz (Lord Buckley) | Ron & Trio
Mr Prediction (David Rakoff, "This American Life") | Ron Reed
Hem Of His Garment (Sam Cooke) | Tom Pickett

It Isn't Easy ("Cotton Patch Gospel") | Allen Desnoyers, Spencer Capier

Carpenter's Son (Allen Desnoyers) | Allen
Upon This Rock (John Jeremiah Sullivan) | Ron
Saved Yourself (Corey Janz) | Corey

Kwuz (David Kossoff, "Book of Witnesses") | Ron
Strange Man (Dorothy Love Coates) | Kathleen Nisbett
Leo Bebb's Sermon (Frederick Buechner, "Open Heart") | Ron
Dweller By A Dark Stream (Bruce Cockburn | Jon Ochsendorf
Hugo (David Rambo, "God's Man In Texas") | Ron
When Love Comes to Town (U2) | Nelson & Tom

ACT TWO

Easter Part 1 (Frederick Buechner, "Whistling In The Dark") | Ron
Mary (Patty Griffin) | Karly Warkentin
Leonard Cohen on Jesus | Ron
Boy Like Me (Rich Mullins) | Jeremy Vis

Judas (J.D. Salinger, "Catcher In The Rye") | Paige Louter
Peter & Matthew (Stephen Adley Guirgis, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot) | Ron
By The Mark | Rachel Button & Nelson
Thomas (Stephen Adley Guirgis, "Judas") | Ron
I Am The Man, Thomas (Ralph Stanley) | Kathleen Nisbett
Samaritan Woman (Sheila Rosen) | Paige
Jesus Gave Me Water (Sam Cooke) | Nelson

Jesus Checks In For The Flight Home (Luci Shaw) | Ron, Paige, Tom
Old Ship Of Zion | Tom

Easter Part 2 (Buechner) | Ron
On The Third Day | Allen


THE OTHER MUSICIANS
bass | Mark Bender
drums | Rick Colhoun

Saturday, April 15, 2017

apr 15 matinee | testament set list

ACT ONE

Sometimes During Eternity (Lawrence Ferlinghetti) | Ron & trio

Mr Prediction (David Rakoff) | Ron
Jesus Gonna Be Here | Tom Pickett
Leo Bebb's Sermon (Frederick Buechner) | Ron
Jesus, Jesus (Noah Gundersen) | Rachel Button
Joy's Story (Shadowlands) | Jalen Saip
Hem Of His Garment | Michael Hart

My God / JCSS (Lucy Grealy) | Danielle Klaudt
Graduating from Sunday School | Ron
I Don't Know How To Love Him (Rice & Webber) | The Kwerks

Kwuz (David Kossoff) | Ron
Strange Man (Dorothy Love Coates) | Kathleen Nisbett
Hugo's Testimony (David Rambo) | Ron
When Love Comes to Town (U2) | Nelson Boschman & Tom

ACT TWO

Easter Part 1 (Frederick Buechner) | Ron
Mary (Patty Griffin) | Kwerks
Easter Part 2 (Frederick Buechner) | Ron
Boy Like Me | Jeremy Vis

Judas (J.D. Salinger) | Paige Louter
Peter & Matthew (Stephen Adley Guirgis) | Ron & Chad Ellis
By The Mark | Rachel & Nelson
Judas (Paige Louter) | Ron
Old Ship Of Zion | Tom

Thomas (Stephen Adley Guirgis) | Chad
I Am The Man, Thomas | Kathleen Nisbett
Samaritan Woman (Sheila Rosen) | Paige

Jesus Gave Me Water (Sam Cooke) | Nelson

Jesus Checks In For The Flight Home (Luci Shaw) | Ron, Paige, Danielle, Tom
Heavenly Aeroplane / One Of Us | Kathleen / Michael
Face of Jesus | Ron


THE OTHER MUSICIANS
bass | Mark Bender
drums | Rick Colhoun
guitars | Jon Ochsendorf
hammond | Corey Janz

apr 14 | testament set list

ACT ONE

Needed Time (Sam Lightin' Hopkins) | Peter La Grand
Mr Prediction (David Rakoff) | Ron Reed
Strange Man (Dorothy Love Coates)| Kathleen Nisbett
Kwuz (David Kossoff) | Ron

Dweller By A Dark Stream (Bruce Cockburn) | Jon Ochsendorf

That One Man Should Die (Rudi Krause) | Rudi
By The Mark | Karly & Nelson

My God / JCSS (Lucy Grealy) | Danielle
Graduating from Sunday School | Ron
I Don't Know How To Love Him (Rice & Webber) | Kwerks

Leo Bebb's Sermon (Frederick Buechner) | Ron
Say A Prayer (Peter La Grand) | Peter
Hugo's Testimony (David Rambo) | Ron
When Love Comes to Town (U2) | Nelson & Tom

ACT TWO

Easter (Frederick Buechner) | Ron
Mary (Patty Griffin) | Karly Warkentin
Judas (J.D. Salinger) | Paige Louter
Peter & Matthew (Stephen Adley Guirgis) | Ron & Tom
Old Ship Of Zion | Tom
Thomas (Stephen Adley Guirgis) | Ron
I Am The Man, Thomas (Ralph Stanley) | Kath
Judas (Paige Louter) | Ron
Judas (Peter La Grand) | Peter
Samaritan Woman (Sheila Rosen) | Paige
Jesus Gave Me Water (Sam Cooke) | Nelson

Jesus Checks In For The Flight Home (Luci Shaw) | Ron, Paige, Danielle, Tom
Heavenly Aeroplane / One Of Us | Kathleen / Kwerks
Face of Jesus (Frederick Buechner) | Ron


THE OTHER MUSICIANS
bass | Mark Bender
drums | Rick Colhoun
guitars | Jon Ochsendorf
hammond | Chris Hawley

Friday, April 14, 2017

easter hours

(Danielle is only talking about the office. The box office is open Saturday, for TESTAMENT.)


apr 13 | testament set list

ACT ONE

Costume Dream | Ron Reed
Jesus Gonna Be Here (Tom Waits) | Tom Pickett
Bebb's Sermon (Frederick Buechner, "Open Heart" | Ron
Say A Prayer | Peter La Grand
Hugo (David Rambo, "God's Man In Texas") | Ron
Jesus On A Greyhound (Shelby Lynne) | Lee Aaron

Mr Prediction (David Rakoff, This American Life: Episode 241) | Ron
JFK and Jesus | Paige Louter
Jesus Gave Me Water (Sam Cooke) | Nelson Boschman
Peter and Matthew (Stephen Adley Guirgis, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot") | Ron & Tom
Mary (Patty Griffin) | Zaac Pick
Easter (Frederick Buechner, "Whistling In The Dark") | Ron
Hem Of His Garment (Sam Cooke) | Tom Pickett

ACT TWO

Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ Top) | Lee Aaron
Judas (J.D. Salinger, "Catcher In The Rye") | Ron
Judas | Peter La Grand
Judas (Paige Louter) | Ron
Salome (Diane Tucker) | Danielle Klaudt
Wake Up Dead Man (U2) | Zaac Pick
To Know Him Risen (Luci Shaw) | Ron
I Am The Man, Thomas (Ralph Stanley) | Kathleen Nisbett
they shall see God (Luci Shaw) | Ron
Joy's Testimony  (William Nicholson, "Shadowlands") | Jalen Saip
When Love Comes to Town (U2) | Lee Aaron & Tom Pickett

Sometimes During Eternity (Lawrence Ferlinghetti) | Ron & trio
To Be Alone With You (Sufjan Stevens) | Peter La Grand
Jesus Checks In For The Flight Home (Luci Shaw) | Ron, Danielle, Paige, Jalen
Heavenly Aeroplane / One Of Us (Joan Osborne) | Kathleen
Face of Jesus (Frederick Buechner, "The Faces Of Jesus") | Ron

The other musicians
bass | Mark Bender
drums | Rick Colhoun
guitars | Jon Ochsendorf, Jim Flaming
hammond | Chris Hawley

Thursday, April 13, 2017

testament | featured artists | mark bender & nelson boschman,

We had a great opening of TESTAMENT last night! Come join us tonight for more stories and songs about Jesus. And check out the talented musicians joining us for the remainder of the show!


Mark Bender

"I'm excited to perform in Testament because I get to play with very talented Christian artists. We have a chance to retell Jesus's journey to the Cross in a spontaneous, exciting way!"

Mark Bender has been an acoustic and electric bass player for over forty years, enjoying a wide variety of performance experiences. He has toured with a Top 40 rock band, played in numerous dance and jazz groups, gives private lessons, and has gained both TV and recording experience. Mark has played abroad in both Japan and Germany, and has over twenty recording project credits. He keeps his classical bass playing current by continuing to play in the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and the Brock House Orchestra.

Mark’s talents are in increasing demand. Along with JucoJive, he plays in the greater Vancouver area with a variety of other jazz groups, including the Doe Bender Trio, Pensativa, Wanda Nowicki, as well as Bob Liley's Sanctuary All Stars and the Urbana big band. Mark demonstrates his versatility by also playing with the folk fusion band Illiteratty and the classical ensemble Fluterrific.
Mark truly enjoys working with creative people, and appreciates how music can capture and stimulate a wide range of emotions, often in a very intimate or spontaneous way. He can hardly wait to see where music will take him next!


Nelson Boschman

Nelson Boschman has been playing jazz, folk, and pop piano throughout Greater Vancouver since 1997. His group, the Nelson Boschman Trio, was formed while in the Jazz Studies Program at Capilano College in North Vancouver, BC (Canada) and has enjoyed playing at various coffeehouses, restaurants, weddings, benefits, corporate functions, and Jazz Vespers services. The group's creative, interactive style is influenced by the piano trios led by Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau, and appeals to a wide audience.

Boschman has recorded two CDs as a composer/arranger/bandleader to date. KEEPING TIME, Vol. 01 was released in 2004. KEEPING TIME Vol. 02 was released in August 2007. Both have received airplay on CBC radio’s HOT AIR and TONIC programs, and can be purchased on iTunes.

Vancouver jazz great Brad Turner has the following to say about Boschman’s work:

Nelson Boschman is a pianist of taste and refinement. Not one to waste notes, his solos are thoughtful, and beautifully crafted. His recording “Keeping Time” displays his considerable talents as a composer and arranger, and the performances by all musicians involved are top-notch.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

testament | featured artists | zaac pick & rachael button


Zack Pick

"Like most people, I feel I've become too familiar with the Easter story — it seems to have been tamed in a way by so many glitzy tellings — but Ron and Co. have a way using a story's lesser-known characters to reveal some larger truths we might have missed. I'm excited to be a part of it!"

With a reputation for captivating lyrics and haunting melodies, Zaac Pick has been quickly gaining acclaim across the country and beyond. While sharing stages with the likes of Bahamas and The Civil Wars, his songs have been featured on numerous primetime TV dramas. The cinematic folk songs on the Vancouver-based singer-songwriter’s latest release Constellations examine the interconnected people in our lives — as Pick’s unique voice and intimate story-telling sets the stage for a show not to be missed.

zackpick.com


Rachael Button

"I'm really looking forward to performing with Pacific Theatre for Testament. Easter is my favourite time of year, and this year it's made even better by performing with such talented and creative people. Thanks for having me!"

Rachel Button is a British singer, Songwriter, fiddle player and vocal coach. She is at the forefront of the British folk music scene and has been privileged to perform at The Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse, Kensington Palace and The Great British Folk Festival. Rachel’s music swept her across the atlantic to North America where she now resides in Vancouver BC.

rachaelbutton.com